The facelifted 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG has been spied testing again under blackened camouflage. Most recently, we have seen a selection of spyshots of the more standard next-gen CLS variants and it is good to see the performance oriented model testing and rumbling away on the street for the second time!
What is immediately noticeable about this Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG prototype is that it is sporting a brand new front bumper. This bumper is said to feature much larger air intakes feeding the potent powertrain. Additional exterior changes at the front end are a slightly modified front grille and tweaked headlights incorporating a new LED design.
Under the hood, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG will be powered by the same AMG twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 engine as the outgoing model. In the current car, that potent engine produces 525 hp in standard specification and 557 hp with the AMG Performance Package. However, the facelifted CLS 63 AMG is expected to match the new E63 AMG in terms of power. As a result, expect to see the base model pumping out around 550 hp and a possible CLS 63 AMG S variant delivering 577 hp like the E63 AMG S.
Recently, Daimler CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche confirmed that the facelifted Mercedes-Benz CLS will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show alongside a Shooting Brake variant. As a result, we can expect to see the new CLS 63 AMG sometime next year.